PHC200 Health, Society & Paramedic Practice (8)


The sociology of health introduces students to  the social determinants of health and the ways in which social inequity affects chances in life. It emphasises the health of Indigenous Australians and those living in remote and rural areas, as well as people with particular needs.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
InternalBathurst Campus
InternalPort Macquarie
DistanceBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: PHC200
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Biomedical Sciences

Enrolment restrictions

Enrolment in this subject is restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Clinical Practice (Paramedic)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to analyse the social determinants of health that impact various groups of Australians
  • be able to use sociological theory to explore the health impact of social inequity
  • be able to utilise advanced academic and information literacy to conduct an independent research project
  • be able to explain the social factors that create specific categories of clients in health services


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Sociological frameworks for exploring health inequity
  • The social determinants of health
  • Indigenous groups, ethnicity and health
  • Rural health and remote Australians
  • Australian health care services
  • Equity issues in health


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.